Long Travel Poll

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by roostinyfz, Aug 9, 2017.

Which Truck, Front Long Travel, and Rear suspension would you use

  1. Gen 1

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. Gen 2

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  3. H&M

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. Blitkrieg Motorsports

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. RPG Bolt

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  6. Leaf Spring with Bedcage

    2 vote(s)
    10.0%
  7. 4 link

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. roostinyfz

    roostinyfz Full Access Member

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    If you were to do a 4x4 long/ mid travel kit on your truck which would you choose and why? Keep in mind money is a factor and this would pretty much be daily driven.
     
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  2. WhatExit?

    WhatExit? FRF Addict

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    I get modding vehicles including the Raptor but I do wonder why some people spend so much money for stuff that they'll only use maybe 5% of the time and even then how hard do "they" push their $70,000 truck offroad and when doing it will "they" need it or know the difference?

    Most cars and trucks can do a lot more than their drivers can. (Ever driven a car on a road course? The instructors can drive their driving school vans way better on the track than can 95% of the people there in their performance cars.

    It's your money so spend it how you want. And post it up here so I can live vicariously :)
     
  3. t_j

    t_j FRF Addict

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    I wouldn't start with a raptor, i'd start with a FX4 or similar base with the interior options I wanted, cut the back off and go full 4 link out back and center mount up front. Everything else is really just a mid travel kit.
     
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  4. roostinyfz

    roostinyfz Full Access Member

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    In my case, I have a Gen 1 paid for. I am using the truck at the dunes alot. This dune season I am building this so I don't buy a $60K rail. I am also taking it all the way to Cabo on a Raptor Run. So FYI, it will be used.
     
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  5. t_j

    t_j FRF Addict

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    In that case a bolt kit or similar and a rogue cantilever kit so you can save your bed space.
     
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    RDFTS aka Rick Supporting Member

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    When are you going to Baja?
     
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    SVC makes a lot of cool kits, the have a 4x4 18 inch long travel front and then the back has lots of options also!
    Suspension upgrades can get expensive fast!

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    Edit: the long travel I listed was for gen 1 maybe there's some gen 2 ones also...
    I searched it and there aren't any just yet!
     
  8. roostinyfz

    roostinyfz Full Access Member

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    End of October.

    I did contact SVC but never heard back from them. I really want to do a four link up and I originally heard back from Rpg but never was able to get a quote from them. Corey has a couple really nice 4 Links that he is working on that I wanted to do.

    I've got about $35,000 I want to spend on the suspension and nobody will call me back with quotes. I have contacted 2 other companies that I never heard back from. Out of the six companies I've contacted only one actually got me a quote. That was WOG. I figure if I can't get a quote from them there is no way my truck will be done in time for the Baja a run in October.

    I did get a quote on the spot from H&M and blitzkrieg motorsports however.
     
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  9. Fat Nelly

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    I felt your pain. Called everyone and nobody was in a hurry to sell me a kit or do any FAB work. Amazing business practices these guys have. People with cash ready to spend and no parts in stock and no calls returned.

    Figured I was on my own to install something so I did eventually get SVC to order me Fox 3.0, deaver springs and the bump kit. Although I waited over 8 weeks for the SVC parts. Bought the Camburg arms and spindles online and they showed up in 2 days. So I would look to Camburg as they seem to be the only with parts in stock and returning calls.

    Need any help with the install I'm in Socal San Diego area.
     
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  10. Doc Constantine

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    Backing what t_j said, start with a base model. I've got full rogue suspension, and it's great, but I would have been better off starting with a FX4. I've seen plenty stock raptors have lots of fun on runs, baja included, you don't *need* a bunch of add on parts to have a good time. Get some bumps and have a good time. Hell, get the icon setup, that's a great setup for a daily.

    It's probably going to be tough to get this stuff installed by October, shocks alone are 10-12 weeks depending on the company
     
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